MC:F10/C2 Correspondence requesting access to various editions of Pindar MSS.
Eleven letters to Chandler chiefly relating to gaining access to various editions of Pindar MSS, written from Bern, Paris, Rome, and Bromley. The letters are in Latin, French, Italian and English. The collection also includes 2 fragments of envelopes, one with notations on the inside.
MC:F10/C2/1 9 Mar 1788
Letter in Italian from Lorenzo Hervai [sic] (address, “Collegio Romano”) to Richard Chandler. Hervai reports that a manuscript of Pindar promised to Chandler by Abbott Morcelli is now in his rooms and invites him to visit.
MC:F10/C2/2 16 Oct 1788
Letter in Latin from Abr[aham?] Vögtlin, a librarian in Bern (no address given), listing the various editions of Pindar in his library.
MC:F10/C2/3 27 Oct 1788
Letter in French from Jean Baptiste Gaspard d’Ansse de Villoison (address, L’Academie des Inscriptions, 4 Rue de Bievre, Paris). Villoison has sent his new edition of Homer to Chandler for his comments; he inquires about Chandler’s edition of Pindar.
MC:F10/C2/4 21 Mar 1789
Letter in Italian from Paolo del Monte (address, Rome). Del Monte makes reference to meeting Clarke in Venice and refers to Pindar MSS.
MC:F10/C2/5 28 Mar 1789
Draft by Chandler (address, Rolle, Switzerland) of a letter in French seeking information on location and access to various Pindar MSS in Europe. There are two drafts on the document, one in Chandler’s own hand and one written in a more florid style, possibly by a secretary. The addressee of the letter is not named.
MC:F10/C2/6 30 June 1789
Letter in Latin from Angelus Schenoni (address, Parma, Italy): makes reference to Pindar MSS held in the library; notes that a large portion has been transcribed; notes that a second Pindar MSS is not in the city.
MC:F10/C2/7 16 Apr 1790
Letter of introduction written by John Thomas, Bishop of Rochester (address, Bromley, Kent). The bishop regrets his absence from the palace, but invites Chandler to visit his library and enlist the help of his librarian, Mr Iliff, in finding a Pindar MSS there.
Letter in French from Jean Baptiste Gaspard d’Ansse de Villoison (address, “Venise, au pont de S. Moryse, Maison de Mr. Coleti”). Villoison notifies Chandler of a number of recent publications in Italy of works relating to the Classical world.
An unsigned letter in English addressed to Chandler while he is in Rolle, Switzerland. The letter consists of a page of notes in answer to Chandler’s queries concerning the MSS in St Mark’s Library.
Appears to be a list, written in English, French and Latin, of works which Chandler wishes to buy from Abbott del Monte, the librarian to Prince Borghese in Rome.
[French] appears to be a thank-you note for introductions made earlier.
Fragment of envelope with round black seal.
Fragment of envelope with what appear to be bibliographic notations on the inside.
Return here to the introduction to this catalogue.